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Cheap is good, but there are some things just not worth skimping on lol. I'll have to get some price's of all the stuff minus the fittings and see what my budget will allow
Not really skimping if you don't go with compression fittings, they serve no purpose other than ease of use and aesthetic purposes. They also serve to keep leaks from happening, but there are stories of even compression fittings leaking. Tubing that's properly installed and secured shouldn't ever produce a leak, human error is the reason for leaks that could have been avoided.
    
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I have just one piece of advise!!! DON'T (as some others might advise you) place your radiator BEFORE your CPU/GPU... because as everyone should know, this would be ridiculous!
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I have just one piece of advise!!! DON'T (as some others might advise you) place your radiator BEFORE your CPU/GPU... because as everyone should know, this would be ridiculous!
what?
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Coolant: Distilled Water
Explanation: Coolant with dyes are frowned upon. The dye usually splits from the water after a few months and can clog up water blocks, leading to a real messy and painful cleanup. Plus coolant costs a lot of money, and in most cases temperatures can actually be worse than straight distilled water.


Extras: Silver KillCoil
Explanation: Adding this with distilled water ensures that algae and bacterial growth doesn't happen inside of your loop, just stick it in a reservoir and you're done.
I take issue with those two. The automotive industry has been using dye in coolant for longer than either of us has been alive, and there don't seem to be issues on that front. I have personally built a loop that I ran for years with 60/40 RO/auto coolant (50/50 was thicker than desired), with no issues.

My current rig uses koolance's standard blue antifreeze (-15c), corrosion and biological inhibitor coolant - I have had no issues here either. they also make a colorless coolant, with all the other nice additives.

But hey, that's just my experience / opinion.

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I have just one piece of advise!!! DON'T (as some others might advise you) place your radiator BEFORE your CPU/GPU... because as everyone should know, this would be ridiculous!
Hey bro. Bad news. In a circle, a point is both behind and in front of the other point, depending on how you look at it. it's a loop, remember?
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I take issue with those two. The automotive industry has been using dye in coolant for longer than either of us has been alive, and there don't seem to be issues on that front. I have personally built a loop that I ran for years with 60/40 RO/auto coolant (50/50 was thicker than desired), with no issues.

My current rig uses koolance's standard blue antifreeze (-15c), corrosion and biological inhibitor coolant - I have had no issues here either. they also make a colorless coolant, with all the other nice additives.

But hey, that's just my experience / opinion.



Hey bro. Bad news. In a circle, a point is both behind and in front of the other point, depending on how you look at it. it's a loop, remember?
Ethylene Glycol(automotive anit freeze) has no dye in it. It is that greenish color on its own, GM dyed dexcool red/orange to be able to tell apart from standard auto antifreeze. Sorry had to correct that, I'm a mechanic lol.
On that same note antifreeze (Ethylene Glycol) shouldn't be used in a water loop for PC's. not only is anti freeze thicker than water but is has about half the thermal conductivity of distilled water.

Look here scroll down for a thermal conductivity chart.

On the same note I didn't plan to use any form of dye's. Blue tubing all the way
Thanks for all the helpfull hint's and tips keep'em comming guys!
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Ethylene Glycol(automotive anit freeze) has no dye in it. It is that greenish color on its own
Oh really?
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Ethylene glycol (IUPAC name: ethan-1,2-diol) is an organic compound widely used as an automotive antifreeze and a precursor to polymers. In its pure form, it is an odorless, colorless, syrupy, sweet-tasting liquid.
If you don't like wikipedia, try the NIH:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...cle/000774.htm
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Ethylene glycol is a colorless, odorless, sweet-tasting chemical found in many household products, including antifreeze, deicing products, detergents, paints, and cosmetics.
Pretty sure they add dye.
Ethylene Glycol coolant can be any color you want it to be:
http://www.eetcorp.com/antifreeze/Coolants_matrix.pdf
Green, pink, blue, red, orange, or yellow.
 
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